Lecture attendance and exam results

2010-11 CA300 lecture attendance and exam results

Results of the 2010-11 CA300 exam correlated with lecture attendance.
A few things to note:

  1. The module is harder than people think. This year I switched from multiple choice to long questions. The majority of the class failed the exam.
  2. Despite the course being hard, lecture attendance is poor. The majority of the class went to less than half the lectures.
  3. There is some correlation of lecture attendance with results. Of the people who attended 50 percent of lectures or less, 25 percent passed. Of the people who attended 80 percent of lectures or more, 100 percent passed. (Remember all marking is anonymous, so I could not have known people's attendance record when marking.)